Wanda Koop Quotes


I have a voracious appetite for images I can translate.

When I start doing a body of work I feel vulnerable fearful. If I stopped trusting the process I would stop doing art.

There's an assumption that because I'm an artist I've got all the time in the world.

I paint bridges because they're in transition; you're coming or going you're not anywhere - full of possibility.

Going on the ship felt like 100 years or one day. Timeless. Beautiful vertigo. It will continue to show up in my work.

It can be frightening to spend 5 weeks alone in a cabin in the wilderness. I was able to collect my thoughts and worked a lot - because I couldn't do anything else.

I'm very interested in how colour and shape are perceived.

The light in the North is constantly a thrill for me...

For the surface I'm not interested in painterly convention. It's more interesting if it looks like it painted itself.

I wish I felt energetic and could paint all the time because there are so many paintings I'd like to do.

As a painter taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking.